Army Cadet Killed

#1
So young, so sad

Condolences to family & friends

Source BBC News

Cadet Dies As Boat Overturns

A 14 year-old girl has died after a boat carrying a party of army cadets overturned in a sea loch. Kaylee McIntosh was among a group of eight cadets and four adults on the boat in Loch Carnan, South Uist, when it capsized at about 1240 BST.

Most of the party managed to get ashore but Kaylee, from Fyvie, Aberdeenshire, was reported missing.

She was found after a short search and taken by helicopter to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


Northern Constabulary said that shortly after 1000 BST about 40 cadets from 2nd Battalion Highlands in Aberdeenshire set off from their camp on Benbecula with instructors and other staff to undertake training in Loch Carnan.

They were using three rib-type boats.

One of the boats capsized and a search and rescue operation involving police and the coastguard was launched.
The Cadet Was recovered from the water and taken to Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway, where she was later pronounced deceased.

A police spokesman said: "It is understood that no one else was injured during the incident.

"Northern Constabulary will now carry out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident."

Loch Carnan is a sea loch littered with small islands on the east of South Uist.

About 200 cadets from around the north-east of Scotland were at a summer camp on nearby Benbecula.

The Army Cadet Force (ACF) is a youth organisation that offers training in a range of skills including fieldcraft and first aid.

Boys and girls aged 12 to 18 are eligible to join.
 
#7
RIP young lady, and doing something worthy and which she enjoyed
 
#10
R.I.P
My thoughts are with family.
 
#14
Tragic news, far too young and such a full life ahead of her....

RIP Young Lady... thoughts with family and friends.
 
#15
RIP, my thoughts are with the family, it will be very difficult time for them
 
#20
R.I.P. Young Lady ,Our sincere condolences to this young lady's families and friends
 

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